About Us

JIG Holding is a family owned holding company, highly diversified in terms of geographical locations and industries. Initially set up in Lebanon, the company now operates in the MENA region, South America and Africa. It includes minority investments and fully owned corporations in the lottery, telecom, real estate, automotive, trading and manufacturing industries.
Our mission is to continue to manage the companies owned by the holding while keeping our entrepreneurial spirit alive by constantly looking for new investments and growth opportunities


Established in Lebanon by Rainier Jreissati, the company originally included the old family import business of selling tiles and bathroom equipment. It soon expanded both in terms of geographical location – to the MENA region, South America and Africa – and industries, to include the six current sectors.
Today, Edmond Rainier Jreissati and Michel Rainier Jreissati have joined their father as Managing Partners in the family-owned holding company.

The Board

Rainier is the founder of JIG Holding and his personal story crosses paths with JIG’s history.

A true entrepreneur at heart, he began his career when he was only 18. He identified business opportunities in various sectors and envisaged where they could lead. This marked the start of building the foundations of success.

He quickly branched out into many sectors ranging from general trading to real estate and lottery. In 1986 Rainier Jreissati introduced the lottery to Lebanon and has been actively involved in the management of the companies that run these games since then. He is also a member of the board of directors at most of JIG Holding’s subsidiaries.

Edmond Jreissati is currently the co-director of JIG Holding’s Brazilian real estate arm, Varicred, and sits on the board of JR offshore and RemPack.

After several years of advising PE funds and family businesses on investments and growth opportunities at Bain & Company in Europe and the Middle East, Edmond joined JIG Holding to bring his expertise to his family’s businesses.

Prior to this, he launched his career by working in various fields, including engineering, entrepreneurship and investment banking. Edmond Jreissati holds a degree in Civil Engineering from AUB, an MBA from INSEAD in France, and is fluent in English, Arabic, French and Portuguese.

Michel Jreissati began his career in the family business and over the years has been actively involved in many of JIG’s subsidiaries, particularly in the automotive and telecom sectors.

Michel has been instrumental in restructuring Italocapp, JIG Holding’s manufacturing subsidiary, and is the GM of RemPack and LandForge Capital Partners.

Michel Jreissati holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Finance from the London School of Economics, and is a Harvard Business School alumnus. He is proficient in English, Arabic and French.